In the Lame Duck Session, an “assault” weapons ban was passed and signed into law, with the vote split mostly along party lines. There were a few concessions made from the original bill; however, the current legislation overall prohibits the manufacture, sale, and future purchase of “assault weapons.”
While the new law bans most citizens from purchasing certain firearms, existing guns are grandfathered in. Owners of those guns are required to register those weapons under the new law.
After passing in both the Senate and House, the Governor quickly signed the ban into law at a press conference at the Capitol.
In response, Second Amendment advocates promised to challenge the constitutionality of the ban in court.
Senator Sue Rezin voted “no” to the ban. She said that these restrictions continue to try to criminalize otherwise law-abiding gun owners instead of going after violent criminals.